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stabbing pain in my back and ribs after coughing

angelaangel Posts: 43
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:40 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
I have thoracic pain every day with my poorly back but a couple of weeks ago I was unwell with a really bad cough. I must have pulled a muscle or something while coughing because for the last week I have had a sharp stabbing pain in my ribs. It started at the front but has now moved round to my back and I am in loads of pain, right under my shoulder blade. It hurts to breathe deeply and every time I move it feels like someone is stabbing me. I've been taking anti-inflammatories all week but my pain is getting worse. Should I be going to see the doc or just rest and take some of my diazepam that the doc gave me to relax my back muscles?
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  • i can speak as a person who has suffered from the type of pain in the ribs you experience. and yes any small movement can be extremely painful. and it does takes weeks to subside. but what bothers me is that you have had coughing so based on those two symptoms i'd get quickly to your physician.
  • It sounds like pneumonia. You might need steroids and an antibiotic to clear that up. You could have pulled a muscle coughing too hard but if your still sick and having trouble breathing, get your butt to a doctor!
  • I HAVE THIS,WORSE ON MY RIGHT SIDE THEN THE LEFT,AFTER SCOLISOIS SURGERY IT'S ON BOTH SIDES AND WHEN I COUGH,IT FEEL'S LIKE MY RIB'S ARE BROKE.

    SPINE DOC TOLD ME IT'S ALL INTERTWINED WITH MY SCOLISOSIS..

    I'D HAVE YOUR'S CHECKED OUT,EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT.gOOD LUCK TO YOU.
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